Benjamin Plener Cover
Associate Professor of Law
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051
- B.Sc., University of Toronto, 2004; M.Sc., London School of Economics, 2005
- J.D., Yale Law School, 2009
Benjamin Plener Cover studied engineering, mathematics, and economics at the University of Toronto; international development at the London School of Economics; and law at Yale. During law school, he was a submissions editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, a student director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, and a participant in the Prisoner Legal Services Clinic. He also founded a nonprofit organization called 24 Hours for Darfur. Upon graduation, he joined the public defender’s office in New Orleans, where he handled misdemeanor and felony cases in municipal and state court, developed a client services division, and worked on special litigation. He then served as the legislative director for New Orleans City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell, focusing on policy issues including neighborhood revitalization, land use, economic development, immigration, health, education, criminal justice reform, and political reform.
- Election Law
- First Amendment
- State & Local Government Law
- Commonwealth Scholar, 2004-2005
- John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy, 2005-2006
- Arthur P. Liman Public Interest Fellow, 2009-2011
- Vital Projects Fund Grant Recipient, 2011-2012
- Quantifying Political Gerrymandering: An Evaluation of the Efficiency Gap Proposal, 70 Stan. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2018).
- The First Amendment Right to a Remedy, 50 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1741 (2017).